RAR
RAR
5.71

3.0

RAR free download for Mac

RAR

5.71
27 September 2019

RAR is a powerful terminal based archive utility.

Overview

RAR is a compression program offering an original algorithm. This new way to compress files provides greater efficiency, and makes smaller archives -- especially on multimedia files and archives with many files. RAR also offers self-extracting capabilities as well as disk-spanning (or multi-volumes). RAR is the official RAR archive utility for OS X (offered as a command-line utility), especially useful while reading all those alt.binaries newsgroups.

To use the RAR command-line application, place the files in any folder on your hard drive, and call the utility by typing in the full path to the application (e.g., to run from the current directory, type "./rar" or "./unrar" followed by the appropriate parameters). Typing the application name (rar or unrar) without any parameters will produce a helpful guide to each program's usage.

What's new in RAR

Version 5.71:
  • Ctrl+C allows to abort RAR "l" command quickly. In previous versions it could take several seconds until list command stopped.
  • Bugs fixed: In "RAR x -x arcname" command, parent directories of files matching the specified mask also were excluded from extracting.

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M2k
31 December 2009

Most helpful

I think this is another case of MAC users being neglected by software companies who prioritise Windows versions. If they want to charge MAC users the same money as Windows users they should give MAC users the same product, not some outdated basic version over and over again. Lets face it, WinRAR / RAR is not exactly a top-end piece of software with major complexities in developing and supplying a GUI front-end for MAC users, it seems the developers are plain lazy and cannot be bothered to give their users / customers what they want.
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Version 3.9.1
Mcr
27 September 2019
It's 2019...and asking $29 for CLI utility that ONLY handles RAR? There are GUI compression/uncompression programs that handle multiple formats for same or less $$ and even free (Keka,). I usually have a Windows Virtual Machine running all the time, and even prefer using the free utility 7-Zip which handles anything. If nothing else, this company should switch to a multi-platform license, i.e. buy a license, good for any platform (Win, Mac, Linux), as long as owned by same user.
Like (1)
Version 5.71
1ness
14 September 2018
I have to agree with most comments here. I've bought WinRAR on Windows ages ago and love it (recommended it to lots of people as well).. Will purchase a license for macOS as soon as it comes with proper GUI. Meanwhile only 3 stars from me. For now will keep using "The Archive Browser".
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Version 5.60
1 answer(s)
Hermie
Hermie
01 June 2019
RarSplitMakerDs does the same thing with a GUI. For this RARLab release however, BetterZip now serves as a GUI. In BetterZip's prefs point the helper to the actual RAR file and done, ready for raring, splitting etc.
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Derekcurrie
14 September 2018
Try again when you have a GUI. RAR is very good and very useful. But having to bother with CLI crap is NOT. When the price of WinRAR is exactly the same AND it has a GUI, foisting CLI crap at Mac users is lazy, insulting and stupid.
Like (3)
Version 5.60
Bluehour77
07 September 2012
simply ... love it!
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Version 4.20
bluehour73
29 March 2012
Love this app, have been using it since v1 or 2, does its job efficiently without fuss. For those who complain about it CLI, go and learn some basic unix and enjoy it. I can see how it may not appeal to the facebook generation though....
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Version 4.11
hous
20 March 2012
There is a GUI (graphical interface) at http://www.macstarfish.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rarme.html (RarMe 0.2 is developed for use on OS X 10.3, but works fine on 10.2. It just won't look as pretty) ???
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Version 4.11
Gn-0000
23 July 2011
It is really a joke. It wouldn't multi-thread on multi CPU cores system!!! Oh my God! It only draws 1 CPU core to work in my 12 cores Westmere Mac Pro!!! Jesus Crisis. We are no longer to work on a 80386 computer! Why no multi-threading support?!! It takes 5 hours to complete the job of compressing 50GB iso files into multi-segmented far files! it actually does not stick to our era!
Like (3)
Version 4.0.1b1
Antoinesynopsis
10 May 2011
No graphical interface and it costs 29 $ ?!! It's a joke ?!
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Version 4.0.1b1
Gary-box
04 February 2010
I use Unrar. Much better and free
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Version 3.9.2 beta 1
2 answer(s)
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
16 February 2010
Unrar is just about decompressing (and excellent at it), Rar can also compress.
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Version 3.9.2
ultratiem
ultratiem
16 March 2010
Sigh. Did IQs drop suddenly? Unrar is RAR, in that, it's the same exact program, from the same exact developer, using the same exact algorithm, except it does not have the functionality of actually making rar files, just decompressing them. And that's why it's free. It gives the entire public the ability to decompress proprietary rar files at no added charge (exact same deal with Stuffit). That's why both spit out the same CP notice ("unrar -h", "rar -h"): Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Alexander Roshal
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Version 3.9.3
M2k
31 December 2009
I think this is another case of MAC users being neglected by software companies who prioritise Windows versions. If they want to charge MAC users the same money as Windows users they should give MAC users the same product, not some outdated basic version over and over again. Lets face it, WinRAR / RAR is not exactly a top-end piece of software with major complexities in developing and supplying a GUI front-end for MAC users, it seems the developers are plain lazy and cannot be bothered to give their users / customers what they want.
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Version 3.9.1